Born in 1947, Jacques Garcia showed a talent for drawing and objects of art at a young age. At the age of eight, he constructed and furnished his first structure at the home of grandparents. Thereafter he attended a school of interior design and completed his education in the applied arts.
When he finished his education, he began working for a firm of contemporary architects, and created the concepts for the interiors of the tour Montparnasse in Paris, Le Méridien hotels, and the Royal Monceau à Paris. He was also the interior architect for the Hôtel Costes and Costes restaurants, the Hotel Majestic, and the restaurant Fouquet’s. In 2006, he redecorated the Hôtel Odéon Saint Germain in Paris. He purchased and restored the Château du Champ-de-Bataille in Normandy and undertook to recreate and update the large French formal garden.
Jacques Garcia’s philosophy is “I am, before everything, a creator of atmospheres.” and that concept is so well reflected on his projects, such as Wolfgang Puck’s Cut restaurant at Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown, NoMad hotels in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, a rehabilitation of Monte Carlo’s Hôtel Métropole. The designer’s key influences are Louis Le Vau, Eugène-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc, Frank Gehry. Talking about favorite places of Jacques Garcia, his favorite Hotel is La Mamounia in Marrakech, which was decorated by himself.
The designer is passionate by the gardens of Château du Champ de Bataille in Sainte-Opportune-du-Bosc, France and by the Louvre in Paris, which is Jacques Garcia’s favorite museum. His favorite restaurant is Le Gabriel (also designed by himself) at La Réserve hotel in Paris.
The Next Big Thing for Jacques Garcia is “A return to knowledge.”